Climatological mean field

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climatological mean field

climatological field of a meteorological variable that has been averaged over a specified amount of time. For example, the climatological mean field of January air temperatures is a spatial expanse of monthly air temperatures that have been averaged at each field (or grid) point over a multiyear period of time.

Seager, R., and Coauthors, 2007: Model projections of an imminent transition to a more arid climate in southwestern North America. Science, 316, 1181–1184, doi:10.1126/science.1139601.

term added 27 August 2014

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